Johnson County plans to take a scaled-down version of a criminal justice center to voters in May.
The county supervisors on Wednesday said they tentatively are planning on seeking a $43.5 million bond issue to pay for a $46.2 million project on May 7. Those numbers are down from a $46.8 million bond and a $48.1 million project that failed to win voter approval in November.
The changes are an attempt to get the necessary voter support for a project that’s been discussed for a decade. The previous version of the justice center garnered 56 percent of the vote in November, but it needed 60 percent to pass.
“I think we’ve come up with the best idea we can,” Supervisor Pat Harney said.
Does the revised justice center plan stand a better chance of gaining voter approval?